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  • Click above to watch a Screenrush video clip from the July 7th London premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. You will see Helen McCrory and Damian Lewis at 1:12 minutes and again at 6:10 minutes.

  • There’s an interview with Helen McCrory at 3:20 minutes in this video clip from The Daily Snitcher.
  • Both The Scotsman and the Times Online are featuring extensive interviews with Helen McCrory that include her comments about life, living abroad, acting, motherhood, children, and her marriage to Damian Lewis.

  • The Australian is running an interesting interview with Brian Cox for the July 16th release of The Escapist with Damian Lewis.

  • The dates/times for upcoming episodes of The Forsyte Saga starring Damian Lewis on ITV in the UK are:

    ITV3 July 16th at 10:00pm

    ITV3 Plus 1 July 16th at 11:00pm

    ITV3 July 23rd at 10:00pm

    ITV3 Plus 1 July 23rd at 11:00pm
    ITV3 July 30th at 10:00pm
    ITV3 Plus 1 July 30th at 11:00pm

  • An Unfinished Life with Damian Lewis will broadcast on TV in the US on July 22nd at 8am ET on FX.
  • The Moving Picture has a “first look” at the Fantastic Mr. Fox, the upcoming, stop-motion animated children’s film featuring the voice talents of Helen McCrory as “Mrs. Bean.”

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  • Click here at the gallery for pictures of Damian and Helen at the world premiere of ‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’ in London.

  • New project news! According to the latest message from Damian’s UK associate Melissa: Damian starts
    filming the David Gordon Green-directed Your Highness in Belfast next week! James Franco and Natalie Portman will star in the comedy film that’s described by IMDb as “a fantasy movie about an arrogant, lazy prince and his more heroic brother who must complete a quest in order to save their father’s kingdom.”

    Click on the following for more on the film: 1 l 2
    l 3

    Click here for the site’s Your Highness project page.


  • Thanks to bluegreensmoke for these scans of Damian and Sarah Shahi from the May 2009 issue of Emmy magazine.

  • Click here at the charmingways lj for a fantastic Damian wallpaper and Life icons from nyaza. You can also download the wallpaper here at our
    wallpaper section in our Gallery.

  • The Australian has a good interview with Escapist star Brian Cox here. The Escapist opens in Australia on July 16.

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  • Thanks to Sandra and Ann for the link to vote for Damian Lewis and Life in Television Without Pity’s “Tubey Awards”. The relevant polls include:

    Group 1-4:
    » Best Sidekick: Ted Earley (Life) or Bobby Stark (Life)
    » Best Villain: Roman (Life)
    » Best Badass: Charlie Crews (Life)

    Group 5-8:
    » Best American Accent by a Non-American Actor: Damien Lewis (Life) (misspelled!)

    Group 9-12:
    » Best On-Screen Death Scene: Roman (Life)
    » Best Season Finale: Life

    Group 17-20:
    » Most Painful Series Cancellation: Life
    » Broadcast Network Show Most In Need of a Move to a Cable Network: Life
    » Best Dream / Hallucination / Vision Sequence: Charlie is hallucinating that he’s back in the prison (Life)

    Group 21-24:
    » Most Welcome New Character: Jane Seever (Life)
    » Best Smackdown (Non-reality Show): Charlie Crews vs. Roman (Life)

  • British actor James Purefoy, the star of NBC’s new series The Philantrhopist, told the New York Daily News about the advice he received from colleagues Damian Lewis and Kevin McKidd about working in Hollywood on a network television series:

    I spoke to Damian and Kevin because they both worked with NBC. I said, “Tell me the truth, how do they treat you.” They told me it’s tough, the scheduling is punishing. You have to really fight for creativity because you’re actually spending most of your life learning lines…”

  • In the US June 30th is the last day to view The Escapist with Damian Lewis as a satellite/cable “Video On Demand” pay-per-view feature under “IFC In Theaters”.

  • The Escapist will screen in Charlotte, North Carolina on July 11th for the “Charlotte Film Society’s Saturday Night Cine Club”.

  • Inspired By Music, the new book of celebrity photographs (including Damian Lewis) by Cambridge Jones, will be released on July 1, 2009 and Tower Books is offering the volume at the discounted price of $24.99 (US). Proceeds from sales of the book will benefit
    The Prince’s Trust charity. Thanks again to Ann for the link!

  • Helen McCrory’s new film The Special Relationship will start filming in London on July 20th under the direction of Richard Loncraine; click here for more information.
  • Alan Sepinwall of the New Jersey Star Ledger has published two more articles in his series on “revisiting Band of Brothers; click on the links below for “The Last Patrol” and “Why We Fight”. Thanks to Leah for the links.

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  • Damian’s reading of Retta Bowen’s poem “To Understand Nothing” selected by Simon Armitage has been posted on YouTube by housevirus. The clip was recorded by Kaz and is available for download from our Multimedia section along with 2 other poems read by Damian during the May 29, 2009 broadcast of NewsNight Review on BBC Two.

  • This viewer’s 5 star review of The Escapist says “…but the real joy is Damian Lewis as head screw Rizza – softly spoken and terrifying…”

  • US television viewers will have several opportunities to enjoy Damian Lewis performances on TV this month: 🙂

    » An Unfinished Life will air on FX on Monday, June 15 at 11:30 PM ET and Tuesday, June 16 at 8 AM ET.

    » The History Channel will broadcast another Band of Brothers marathon over “Father’s Day” weekend. The first 5 episodes will be shown on Saturday, June 20 from 1:37 PM until 8:00 PM ET and the last 5 episodes will air on Sunday, June 21 from 12:16 PM ET until 7:00 PM ET.

    » The Situation will broadcast on the Sundance Channel on Sunday, June 21 at 2 PM ET; Friday, June 26 at 1 PM ET; and Tuesday, June 30 at 2:20 AM ET.

    » The Escapist is available as a satellite/cable “Video On Demand” pay-per-view feature until Tuesday, June 30, 2009 under “IFC In Theaters”.

    » Damian’s voice performance as “Agent 00 0” in Phineas and Ferb’s “Elementary My Dear Stacy” is available through September 14th to satellite and cable viewers (at no charge) under “Kids > Disney XD > Phineas and Ferb > Living Gelatin / Elementary”.

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  • Thanks to Connie from New Jersey for sharing her personally autographed composite image of Damian Lewis as Major Richard Winters. The autograph was obtained in London (for Connie) by Georgi from Australia!

    Damian Lewis fans are all part of one, big, happy, international family! 😀

  • The Escapist with Damian Lewis is the ”£0.99 iTunes UK Film of the Week”!

  • Thanks to Ann for the news that The Escapist is screening in Saratoga, NY on June 5th and 7th and that An Unfinished Life will screen in Schaumburg, IL on June 24th.

  • Click above for a new music video by Navhy23 titled “Life – When I Grow Up”.
  • The Region 1 DVD for Life – Season 2 starring Damian Lewis as Detective Charlie Crews will be released in North America on August 25, 2009. According to Jeff Hodges at tvonmedia.com the 5-disc set will offer these extras:

    Life – Season 2 – DVD Extras:

    – Deleted Scenes

    – The Business of Miracles – Commentary with Creator/Executive Producer Rand Ravich, Executive Producer Far Shariat and Series Stars Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Adam Arkin & Donal Logue

    – Did You Feel That? – Commentary with Creator/Executive Producer Rand Ravich, Executive Producer Far Shariat and Series Stars Damian Lewis, Adam Arkin & Donal Logue

    – Hit Me Baby – Commentary withn Creator/Executive Producer Rand Ravich, Executive Producer Far Shariat and Series Star Adam Arkin

    – One – Commentary with Creator/Executive Producer Rand Ravich and Executive Producer Far Shariat